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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Pedestrians are real

This video is insane. Created in 1990, it's called the Pedestrian Project by artist Yvette Helin. It involves performers wearing entirely black custom-made costumes modeled after the generic images of men, women, and children. The kind you see on public signs but come to life....

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TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012

Old phone booths turned into fish tanks

What do you do with empty phone booths? On the streets of Osaka, Japan, they are finding a new life in their urban landscape by rehabilitating phone booths as giant public fish tanks, courtesy of local group Kingyobu (“goldfish club”). The booths are even outfitted...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Beautiful time-lapse video of "Midnight Sun"

The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo. Here's an evening dose of nature appreciation. Terje Sørgjerd, a Norwegian photographer and filmmaker, is an amazing artist. He is known for producing incredible time-lapse videos. Check this video of the Arctic's "Midnight sun." The footage is...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Follow the trash with the director of "Waste Land"

One of the best films last year: The Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land. The central figures are Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz and the crew of catadores — garbage pickers — at the world's largest landfill, Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho. Director Lucy Walker spent months...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

I <3 Complete Streets T-Shirt Making Party 

Fact: NextUp Spokane ♥'s Complete Streets in Spokane. It's a match made in heaven. One organizaton is devoted to youth civic engagement and one is the idea you should be able to move around Spokane by bike, by foot and by car safely. Complete Streets...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

Meet Fritz Renato Bachmeyr

Have you had a chance to check out one of the coolest displays in the city at J.F. Thamm Gallery on 11 S Washington St? For October, they are featuring The Art of Fritz Renato Bachmeyr, A Master of Traditional Painting, a collection of Spokane...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

The I-75 Project

Check out Norm Magnusson's I-75 project. The project involves installing historical markers with a political instead of historical message. On the project, Magnusson writes: unlike most artworks on social or political themes, these markers don’t merely speak to the small group of viewers that seek...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

Blueprint For Transit Oriented Communities

In April, Spokane will host a brilliant exhibition that brings together the work of Washington artists and planners around the theme of transit oriented communities. And by transit oriented communities we mean access to choices in housing and transportation by creating more mixed-use and mixed-income...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009

Tuesday Video 

One of our favorite bloggers, Andrew Revkin of the always on-spot Dot Earth blog, is currently running a very unique contest, “to see who can come up with fresh, captivating, accurate ways to use various art forms to describe climate trends and their significance," which...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009

"Neo-Suburban Palouse"

Central Washington University graduate and egg tempera painter Nathan DiPietro has a new collection of eerie paintings which contrast the openness of farmlands with the confines of suburbia called “Neo-Suburban Palouse." Yes, it’s on display in Seattle, at the PUNCH Gallery until the 26th (119...

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